Jorge Lorenzo looking for improvement after opening Aragon practice sessions
Action got underway at the Motorland Aragón circuit today with the first two free practice sessions ahead of Sunday‘s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Jorge Lorenzo struggled to find the right set-up in the afternoon to solve vibrations, but persevered. He caught up at the end of the afternoon session, securing seventh place in the combined rankings.
Lorenzo had a good start to his home Grand Prix. Eager to win the Aragón Grand Prix for the third year in succession, he progressively built up his pace in the morning practice. Though he focused mainly on bettering his bike‘s set-up, he dropped into the mid-1‘49s towards the end of the session and went on to conclude the morning in fifth position with a 1‘49.573s, 0.743s from first.
The Mallorcan again displayed his determination in the afternoon. When faced with vibration problems, he spent the majority of the second session trying various tyre options in preparation for Sunday‘s race. His hard work paid off at the end of the session when he dropped under the 1‘49 mark, setting a fastest time of 1‘48.914s for seventh place in today’s combined times, 0.485s from first.
In the morning it wasn‘t bad, I probably had the second fastest pace, but in the afternoon we struggled and we tried various tyres. The front medium tyres gave a lot of vibrations in the corners and the other option, the softer one from the morning that had a lot of laps, gave me a good confidence in the last free practice. All in all it wasn‘t a good day. Tomorrow we want to try a new setting and improve the electronics and let‘s see if we can be much faster.